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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
I am Jim Groom
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Category Archives: music
I’ve been playing music with my kids on Thursday and Fridays afternoons when they enjoy half-days at school (you have to love Italy!). Today I decided to revisit the indie band Cults, which I first discovered back in the Summer of … Continue reading
GNA Garcia sent me a link to this 30 minute documentary for Swedish National TV about New Order’s seminal dance classic “Blue Monday.” It’s a fascinating cultural history of the 12″ extended single in particular (the design of which is awesome), but also … Continue reading
Pitch-perfect Scorsese homage in Au Revoir Simone’s wonderful new video http://t.co/Wcf22Meh4q via @dangermindsblog attn: @jimgroom — Ed Webb (@edwebb) September 27, 2013 Thanks to the above tweet by Ed Webb I got to see a brilliant swede of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 … Continue reading
While living in Los Angeles from 1990-1997 I was fortunate enough to see a ton of bands that flourished during the noise/post-punk/hardcore scene that was pretty popular up and down the West Coast. I was a major fan of Unwound … Continue reading
While looking for ripped vinyl to upload to ds106radio this weekend as Jason Toal and Grant Potter broadcasted there awesome adventures around Vancouver on Record Store Day 2011 I was trying to refresh ds106radio’s AutoDJ with some vinyl rips. I’m … Continue reading
I love Unwound. In fact, I love them so much I actually travelled to Seattle from NYC in 2002 to catch their penultimate gig at the NW Asian Art Theatre as soon as I heard they were breaking up. I … Continue reading
A couple of years back Brian Lamb turned me on to what might be the funniest set of videos I’ve yet to see on the internet: a 12 episode Rockumentary titled Yacht Rock. It’s a brilliantly conceived spoof on the … Continue reading
I love The Fiery Furnaces “Don’t Dance Her Down” tune which I discovered via Brad Efford. Which in turn reminds me of how much I loved Brad’s Daily inTune posts, as well as his Play-List experiment on UMW Blogs. In … Continue reading
Yesterday evening was the best kind of time capsule, found myself requesting The Replacements during the Friday afternoon rock show at DTLT, and after here their “Alex Chilton” tune I found myself yearning for more. So, Friday evening became search … Continue reading